The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia



Birth Year 1963
Position Professor of Chemistry
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
Faculty of Life and Social Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
Telephone +61-3-9214-5065
Mobile +61-0406-213-402

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):


  2004-2008: Prof. Cert. (Professional Certificate of Teaching Practice, Higher Education) Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)

  1990-1994: Ph.D. (Theoretical/Computational Chemistry), The University of Newcastle, Australia.

  1983-1986: M.Sc. (Quantum Chemistry, by Research), Sichuan University, China.

  1979-1983: B.Sc. (Physical Chemistry), Sichuan University, China


  2011-: Professor of Chemistry, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  2009-2010: Professor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  2005-2008: Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  2003-2004: Senior Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  2000-2009: Project Leader, Senior Computational Scientist
        Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC), Australia

  1996-2001: Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Australia

  1994-1996: NSERC Canada International Postdoctoral Research Fellow
        Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada

  1986-1989: Department of Chemistry, Sichuan University, China

2010 Elected Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP)
2006 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award, Swinburne University of Technology
2001 Visiting Professorship of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
2001 Elected Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI C CHEM)
1994 NSERC Canada International Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

. Selection Panel: Australia-China Science and Research Fund (Swinburne Research) 2011-2012
. Expert Committee Member of the Victorian Association of Chinese PhD Students and Scholar (VACPS)
. Member of Chemistry Teaching Network, (2011)
. Invited External Evaluator for Special Research Support Funding application (Tsinghua University, China) (2011)
. Invited Evaluator for Partnership Programme - Joint Applied Research Projects - PCCA 2011 from Romanian National Council for Development and Innovation (2011-2012)
. Invited Evaluator for Portuguese FCT Space Office (European space programmes)( 2012.
. Executive Committee Member of Federation of Chinese Scholar Association (FOSCA, 2011-2012).
. Visiting Professorship of Xihua University, Chengdu, China (2011-)
. Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Victorian Branch Committee Member (2011)
. Local organization committee and Program co-Chair, The Third Australia-China Joint Symposium on Science, Technology and Education (2010) 2010-forum.html
. Local organization committee and Program co-Chair, The Third Australia-China Joint Symposium on Science, Technology and Education (2010) 2010-forum.html
. Ph.D. Confirmation Panel, School of Physics, The University of Melbourne (2010-)
. Excellence of Research Australia (ERA) journal reviewer (601 Biotechnology, 2009), ARC.
. The external representative for Professor Promotion Committee, Monash University (2009).
. The external representative for Associate Professor Promotion Committee, Monash University (2008).
. Assessor for Natural Science Foundation (NSF, USA) Grants (2006)
. Senior Editor of Journal of Computational Methods in Science & Engineering (2006)
. Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI C CHEM) (2001-)
. Visiting Professorship of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. (2001-)
. Assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC)(2003-)
. Referee, manuscripts from a number of international journals.

Wang received research grants from The Australian Research Council (ARC), supercomputer grants at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australian National University (ANU) under the Merit Allocation Scheme (MAS); merit based synchrotron beamline allocations at Italy Synchrotron (2009, 2010, 2011) and international synchrotron access program for travelling (2010-2011; 2011-2012) from the Australian Synchrotron. She also received competitive research support such as Dean’s Collaborative Research Grants (2007-2008) and Visiting Distinguished Researcher Award Scheme (2009). Wang is also an CI for the successful bid for the Key National Research Laboratory for Environment and Theoretical Chemistry at South China Normal University (2012).

Wang is an elected Fellow of Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP) in 2010, in addition to her Fellowship of Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI, 2002). She has been Visiting Professor of Sichuan University since 2002 and Visiting Professor of Xihuan University since 2011 (China). She was a Victorian branch committee member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) in 2011, an executive committee member of Federation of Chinese Scholar Association (since 2011). Wang was invited as the external representative of Associate Professor Promotion Committee and Professor Promotion Committee of Monash University in 2008 and 2009, respectively. She serves as referees for over a dozen of international journals including the Australian Journal of Chemistry and grant reviewers including the ARC, Tsinghua University Special Research Grant (China), Natural Science Foundation (USA) and Partnership Programme - Joint Applied Research Projects - PCCA (Romania). She is also invited as external examiner for postgraduate theses. Wang has secured the nomination as the Australian representative for the International Advisory Committee for Positron Workshop next term.

Since 2007, Wang supervised three PhD projects with successful completions as the principal coordination supervisor, Dr. Saha (2008), Dr. Chen (2011) and Dr. Selvam (2012), and cosupervised two external PhD with completion, Dr. D. Jones (Flinders Univ., 2008) and Dr. Z.J.Yang (Sichuan Univ. China, 2010). All of these students have published a number of refereed articles from their PhD projects before submission of their theses. In addition, Dr. Jones who recently returned to Australia was awarded an ARC DECRA in 2011. One of her current PhD students, Mr. A. Ganesan, receives a prestigious German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship in 2011.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations): 600 refereed journal papers, 13000 citation and h-index = 50
Wang has over 100 career publications (refereed) including book chapters, journal articles and conference papers, which attracted an uncompleted citation rate of 8.78 per paper (as at 07/02/2012, due to confusion caused by her name, she is working with Scopus to sort out the errors). Since 2007, she has published in high impact journals with 64.3% journal papers appearing in A/A* journals of the previous ERA assessment grading. Wang is either the first author or the corresponding author for most of the refereed journal articles in the past five years. She has 146 (2 to be delivered) international/national conference presentations, including 31 selected orals, 11 invited orals and 8 plenary/keynotes. In addition, she also delivered 39 research seminars/lectures at other institutions in the world.

Invited by the publisher, together with Prof. M. J. Brunger, she published a book in 2007 as editorin-chief, entitled "Nanoscale interactions and their applications: Essays in Honour of Ian McCarthy" which highlighted major research groups in the world in the field. She has been regularly invited by the “International Conference on Many Particle Spectroscopy of Atoms, Molecules, Clusters and Surfaces” (MPS) for selected progress report talks. Wang has been an associate member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Antimatter-Matter Studies (CAMS) in 2011.

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• 030402 Biomolecular modeling and design; High Performance Computing
• 030401 Biologically active molecules;
• 030606 Structural chemistry and spectroscopy; Synchrotron Sourced Spectroscopy
• 030799 Theoretical and computational chemistry not elsewhere classified
• 020201 Atomic and molecular physics

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
I am a scientist and I believe science is the foundation of the advancement of a country. It is very difficult to imagine that a well-developed country has poor science. However, science is a long term commitment with low return. As a result, scientists need to scarify for such a big commitment. In particular, in the recent situation in the world, everyone’s research needs to directly benefit to the community and to “cure the cancer”. Applied science and engineering are important but it is short sight without development of basics science.

Young people are our tomorrow of the world. Young people must master sufficient science knowledge to benefit our future community. The postgraduate training system in Australia is world class. I believe that I can contribute to introduce and transform the Australian research training system to improve the Chinese postgraduate training system, rather than just the knowledge of science. That is, to show the young people how to fishing rather than given them fish.

I would also like to help to encourage more and more women to pursue their career in science in both Australia and China. As a women scientist myself, I understand that a lot more hurdles for women than men to retain in science as their career and to reach the top of their career in science.